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For nearly three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. With nearly 14 million listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio's largest audience.

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Produced by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based in 17 countries around the world, and producers and reporters in 17 locations in the U.S. Their reporting is supplemented by NPR member station reporters across the country and a strong corps of independent producers and reporters in the public radio system.

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NFL

It finally happened. The 19-game winless streak is over. The Cleveland Browns have their first victory since December 2016, and their rookie quarterback led them to victory.

The Browns trailed 14-0 near halftime before first overall pick Baker Mayfield entered the game and rallied Cleveland to its first win in 635 days, 21-17 over the New York Jets.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Beth Smith-Boivin, the Executive Director and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association Northeastern New York Chapter, about the Walk To End Alzheimer's happening Saturday, September 22nd, at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a New York Times editorial regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the abuse allegation against him.  Dr. Chartock also discusses today's sentencing of Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about the ongoing controversy surrounding the former Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Otsego, N.Y.

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

Early morning fog, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the lower 70s.  

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MLB

David Price had another rough night in the Bronx as the Red Sox failed for the second straight game to clinch the AL East.

The Yankees staved off elimination by crushing the first-place Red Sox, 10-1. Luke Voit homered twice off Price and was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and four runs scored. Rookie Miguel Andujar slammed his 25th home run and Aaron Hicks had three RBIs, including a two-run triple.

Price was rocked for six runs - four earned - and five hits over 5 1/3 innings. He is 15-14 with a 4.90 ERA in 42 games lifetime against the Yankees.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about a dirt bike stunt in a Schenectady, New York grocery store. The pair also discuss the Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge in Schenectady.

WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

Early morning fog, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.  

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Kim Rivers, a board member for the Elizabeth Freeman Center, which provides leadership and services to address domestic and sexual violence in Berkshire County. The pair also discuss tomorrow's Walk A Mile fundraiser.

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The New York Yankees prevented the Boston Red Sox from wrapping up a third straight division title.

Neil Walker belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Yankees past the Red Sox, 3-2. Walker's 10th round-tripper of the season erased a 1-0 deficit and prevented Boston from clinching the AL East.

Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi left the game with a 1-0 lead after limiting the Bombers to two hits over six shutout innings. Brandon Workman replaced Eovaldi and walked Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez before Walker went deep off Ryan Brazier.

WAMC

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the Trump Administration's refugee policy. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the mayor of Cohoes, New York, who is facing calls to resign. The pair also discuss Albany's efforts to buy city street lights from National Grid.

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

Cloudy with rain, heavy at times early today. Chance of a thunderstorm.  Breaks of sun with a few scattered showers during the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s.  

Despite the Trump administration's immigration clampdown, newly released data show the number of Central American families and unaccompanied children crossing the Southwest border illegally has risen sharply.

The government blames loopholes in U.S. immigration laws for acting as a magnet for immigrants. But there's another explanation. The push factors in impoverished regions in Central America are as powerful as ever.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Hurricane Florence.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the assault allegation made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the gubernatorial race in New York state.

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

Sunshine, giving way to increasing clouds with the risk of a shower by the end of the day today, mainly south of I-90.  Highs in the lower 80s.

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NFL

It was a tough afternoon for the defending Super Bowl champs and the reigning AFC Champions.

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for four touchdowns while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were building a 27-7 lead in a 27-21 win over the Eagles. The 35-year-old Fitzpatrick completed 27 of 32 passes for 402 yards and has the suddenly explosive Bucs off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2010.

DeSean Jackson scored on a 75-yard reception on the first play of the game, and O.J. Howard also had a 75-yard TD grab before halftime.

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WAMC's David Guistina recaps the New York state primaries with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Thursday's primary races in New York state.

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Sep 14, 2018
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

A mix of sun and clouds and humid with just a small risk of a scattered shower today.  Highs near 80.

Trump Rejects Death Toll In Puerto Rico

Sep 13, 2018

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Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on today's primary races in New York state. Dr. Chartock also discusses a New York Times editorial about voting laws affecting voter turnout.

Farmer Gao Yongfei is paying much closer attention to his more than 5,000 pigs than ever before.

That's because hundreds of pigs at farms nearby are dying from a mysterious virus, and Gao and his staff are now vigilantly checking his herd for symptoms of African swine fever.

"You know the pig is sick if its mouth has turned dark and it's acting crazy," says the 64-year-old owner of Yongfei Livestock Farm. "When you find a pig that has the fever, you need to slaughter it immediately."

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about today's primary race for Otsego County sheriff.

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

Mostly cloudy and milder with a few scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm today.  Highs near 80.

Bells toll at the abbey where Dom Perignon is buried in the French region of Champagne. The Benedictine monk is said to have discovered the method for turning wine into champagne here more than 300 years ago.

As far as the eye can see, neat rows of vines look as if they're stitched across the rolling hillsides.

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